Ma'Khia Bryant TikTok Video Viewed Over 1 Million Times Following Her Death

A TikTok video of Ma'Khia Bryant has been viewed more than a million times following her death on Tuesday. Bryant, a teenage Black girl, was shot and killed by Columbus police on Tuesday, shortly before Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd.

Late on Tuesday night, a video from Bryant's TikTok channel was shared on Twitter, where it has since gone viral. The video is a hair tutorial set to "Just Another Interlude" by Bryson Tiller.

Most of the videos on Bryant's TikTok page show her doing her hair and the comments section has been flooded with condolence messages and demands of justice for her death.

The video that has since gone viral was shared on Twitter by user @mercxkurt who said: "#makhiabryant deserved to be alive and happy with her family #SayHerName #BlackLivesMatter"

#makhiabryant deserved to be alive and happy with her family 💞 #SayHerName #BlackLivesMatter

— gracieミ☆ (@mercxkurt) April 21, 2021

At the time of writing, the video on Twitter has been viewed 1.2 million times. It has been shared more than 20,000 times and has amassed more than 40,000 likes. The video was shared in the wake of Bryant's death on Tuesday.

Officials say that the police were responding to a 911 call about an attempted stabbing at around 4:45 p.m. local time. Police said that Bryant had been attempting to stab another girl when she was shot multiple times and bodycam footage appears to show her in an altercation with a group of girls.

Her aunt Hazel Bryant, who identified Ma'Khia as the victim, told Ohio Statehouse News bureau reporter Andy Chow that the teenager had allegedly called the police when a group of kids threatened her with assault, as reported by NPR.

The Columbus Police Department could not say whether Bryant was the person who called for assistance before she was shot.

AP reported that police had not identified the girl or her age Tuesday and that one family member said she was 15, while another said she was 16.

Columbus Interim Police Chief Michael Woods said: "This is a tragic incident for all involved, but especially for the family of the female.

"As I said earlier, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation is conducting the criminal investigation into this incident. At the conclusion of that investigation, the divisional police will conduct an administrative review of the actions of this officer and all officers at the scene."

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther mourned the loss of Bryant but defended the officer's use of deadly force, according to AP, and told reporters: "We know based on this footage the officer took action to protect another young girl in our community."

Ma'Khia Bryant Protest
A woman at a protest in reaction to the shooting of Ma'Khia Bryant outside Columbus Police Headquarters on April 20, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. A TikTok video of Bryant has been viewed more than a million times on Twitter following her death. Stephen Zenner/Getty